incredible jams! outstanding sound quality!!
new to general circulation (Aug 1 2008)
what more could you want?
once again, I can't give enough thanks to the cast of characters responsible for bringing us this joy: Will Boswell, Taper Pat, Matt Smith, and Ihor W Slabicky (sorry if I left anyone out, this really seems to be a community contribution). Still, special thanks to my direct connection: Taper Pat and Matt Smith.
I'm not only forever grateful for this wonderful music you keep sending my way to share with others, but I'm also forever grateful for your friendship, guidance, and kindness. I feel truly blessed to know you and have you in my life.
* track notes by Ihor W Slabicky (thanks Ihor!!!)
please forgive the tracking and timing issues. studio sessions could be tracked any number of ways and I did the best I could to adapt Ihor's wonderful notes for a differently tracked version
** as Taper Pat observes:
"The source for this set of music is from a stash of reels and cassettes of unknown lineage made for JG by Kidd Candelario for listening purposes in the early and mid '70's (how did we play, what did we play, etc..). Kidd did not use archival material in the transfers (equipment, methodology or media) so the sound quality of the stash is variable. However, as time passes and analog sources decay or are MIA, some of the stash is proving to be great interest to the GD community. The stash is most likely copies of the master source, but in some cases (O&ITW 6/6/73 Passaic), most likely is the master."
Matt wanted me to seed this one first for a few grate reasons.
I'd like to share some of the excitement surrounding this seed:
As Ihor W Slabicky puts it:
"I have always loved these, from the first time i ever heard them. What makes this round so nice is that they sound SO good. Matt did a great job of transferring these into the digital realm - truly amazing how great they sound!!!"
Matt has had a few choice words about this session too:
"2 cd's worth of more pure jamming!! No vocals but just jammed out versions of 'Blues' stuff and a fantastic 'Lazy Lightnin' jam!! This is one of my favorite things i've done as I love jams more then anything else"
"Wait until you get this 2-28-75. That and the Garcia/Saunders are very similar. Just great long jams of stuff we all know and love!! Jammed out versions of Crazy Fingers(Distorto!!!), MLBJ(up tempo sort of!!), king solomons marbles, lazy lightning(after this, Phil yells, "J's man!!!), a blues jam i've never heard until this!! And the genesis of music never stopped in which they work on it for about 45 min. This is undoubtedly one of the first sessions as i've had David Lemieux confirm this."
"I just want the 2-28-75 out first just because serious collectors like us LOVE this kind of shit!! In fact IMHO, it's the best i've ever heard them play in a studio. The jams are very focused but long and loose. Music just OOZED from Garcia. No doubt!!"